Publication - Statistics

Homicide in Scotland 2017-2018: statistics

Published: 30 Oct 2018
Safer Communities Directorate
Part of:
Law and order

Statistical bulletin on crimes of homicide recorded by the police in Scotland in 2017 to 2018.

Homicide in Scotland 2017-2018: statistics
A National Statistics publication for Scotland

A National Statistics publication for Scotland

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be interpreted to mean that the statistics: meet identified user needs; are produced, managed and disseminated to high standards; and are explained well.

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For enquiries about this publication please contact:
Mark Bell,
Justice Analytical Services,
Telephone: 0131 244 5459,

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Office of the Chief Statistician, Telephone: 0131 244 0442,

How to access background or source data
The data collected for this statistical bulletin
☐ are available in more detail through Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics
◘ are available on the Scottish Government website
☐ may be made available on request, subject to consideration of legal and ethical factors.
☐ cannot be made available by Scottish Government for further analysis as Scottish Government is not the data controller.

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